Independent Media Episodes
The World Health Organization says Zambia has reported its first local case of polio since 1995, in a 2-year-old boy paralyzed by a virus derived from the vaccine.
Kenyan civil servants have been ordered to wear locally tailored clothes to work on Fridays and during public holidays to help create employment.
Uganda has seen a rise in attacks on LGBT+ people since a minister proposed bringing back the death penalty for gay sex, campaigners said.
Zimbabwe has declared a new public holiday to protest US sanctions it says are hurting its economy, and the day comes with a state-sponsored festival.
An estimated 2.7 million abortions are carried out in Nigeria each year, the majority performed secretly and in dangerous conditions, with poor, uneducated women most at risk. The surge is attributed to the Boko Haram conflict.
At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the past two months in Zimbabwe's biggest national park as a serious drought forces animals to stray into nearby communities, authorities said.
Egyptian journalist, Esraa Abdel Fattah, was allegedly blindfolded and beaten for four hours by security forces before being sentenced to 15 days in jail.
South Sudan's opposition leaders, Dr Reik Machar and Dr Lam Akol, have both rejected the November 12 deadline for the formation of the Reconstituted Transitional Government of National Unity.
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Botswana's ruling party faces the tightest election of its history after former President Ian Khama announced his support for the opposition, shaking up one of Africa's most stable countries.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) human medicines committee (CHMP) has given its stamp of approval for the Ebola vaccine. The experimental vaccine currently being used to prevent the spread of Ebola is manufactured by US company, Merck.
Burundi authorities crackdown on the foreign currency black market with more than 40 arrests made.
Sudan's peace talks delayed for 15 days or up to a month. Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) Saif Saeed said talks with the transitional government would only continue after some outstanding issues were resolved.
Moroccan journalist,Hajar Raissouni,who was sentenced to a year in jail for premarital sex and having an abortion has been pardoned by King Mohammed VI.
Four hundred Ethiopians detained in the Kingdon of Saudi Arabia have been returned home. The country has agreed to release 1 400 Ethiopian prisoners.
Kenyan government has set aside $8 million on the project which aims to immunise 800,000 girls against the cancer-causing papilloma virus (HPV).
Civil organisations are calling on the Zimbabwean government to remove age restrictions in teenagers accessing family planning.
The Urology Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa has successfully applied robotic surgery in almost 2 000 major urological procedures. The Urology Hospital is reportedly the way of the future for medicine.
A Wits University researcher and inventor, Michael Lucas, has scooped the prestigious Prix Hubert Tuor Innovation Award for his Antimicrobial Coating Technology at the International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control in Geneva.
Health authorities in Malawi have dismissed as false reports that first Ebola case has been recorded in the country's border district of Karonga.
The World Bank says Sudan must repay the $16 billion it owes to creditors before it will consider loaning the country more debt relief.
Uganda is set to immunize more than 18 million children against measles and rubella, in a five-day mass immunization campaign. The campaign, funded by the country's government, AVI - the Vaccine Alliance; the United Nations Children's Fund; and the
Three Africans are among the nominees announced by the IAAF for Male World Athlete of 2019.
A Chinese ground crew are in Zimbabwe to prepare 33 baby elephants for imminent shipment to China, according to sources near Hwang National Park.
Independent law professor Kais Saied has overwhelmingly won Tunisia's presidential run-off, according to a polling agency.
Kenya's rising debt has become a concern to the World Bank, with the international organisation warning Nairobi not to borrow more money than it can repay.
Rwanda has increased its women representation in Parliament, beating its current world record of 64 percent.
Uganda is considering the re-introduction of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill which proposes a life sentence for engaging in "homosexual activity". The bill also proposed the death penality for "aggravated homosexuality".
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the 2019 Nobel peace prize for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation.
Nigerian International music superstar, David Adeleke , better known as Davido, has announced securing an endorsement deal from a Nigerian diaper- brand for his unborn child.
Nigeria's technology ecosystem raised a total of $178 million in 166 investment deals in 2018, and the figures are rising in 2019.
Cape Town, which is determined to become the Halaal hub of Africa, is hosting the second Halaal Week
A global organisation funding the fight against three major diseases is hoping for 14 billion dollars in funding at a donor conference opening on Wednesday in the French city of Lyon. The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria says that
In a first for the African continent, a full knee replacement operation has been carried out using the state-of-the-art Mako robotic arm assisted surgery system.
A senior lecturer at the University of Ghana is threatening to sue the BBC over a report that alleged he gave his students grades based on their willingness to engage in sex with him.
One of Africa's best-known social entrepreneurs is launching a new global forum designed to tackle world poverty and will hold the event in Kenya's Kibera, the continent's largest urban slum.
An Ethiopian Airline jet was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its engines caught fire. Boeing 767 aircraft landed in Dakar with all 90 passengers and crew aboard unharmed.
The largest mosque in West Africa has officially opened its doors, reports Construction Review Online (CR). It stands 255 feet, sits on a six-hectare site and can take in 15,000 worshipers inside and another 15,000 on an outside esplanade.
Rwanda's Mara Group launched two smartphones, describing them as the first "Made in Africa" models and giving a boost to the country's ambitions to become a regional technology hub.
Ethiopia announced plans to launch its own satellite by December, this year, for agricultural purposes.
Hundreds of thousands of people in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa are celebrating a festival widely seen as promoting peace and unity.
The tech giant said it removed 443 Facebook and 125 Instagram accounts, as well as 200 pages and 76 groups originating in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Nigeria and Indonesia.
About 90 percent of cars, including those on display at dealerships in Nigeria were smuggled into the country by unscrupulous elements, says Nigeria's customs.
Zimbabwe is to introduce a new currency in November to curb current cash shortages in the country.
The US has reopened its embassy in Somalia nearly 30 years after it closed it after civil war broke out in the country.
An 18th Century Ethiopian crown will finally be returned home after being hidden in a Dutch flat for over two decades. It was discovered by now Dutch citizen,Sirak Asfaw, in a suitcase belonging to his fellow Ethiopian guest.
Nearly 210 million of old 1,000 shilling ($10) notes has been returned, the central bank announced. This means 7.3bn shillings became worthless pieces of paper, bank governor Patrick Njoroge said.
Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party will transfer ownership of the palatial home in Harare where President Robert Mugabe lived, to his family, the Herald newspaper quoted a party official as saying.